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Jorge Lorenzo is scheduled to make his 200th career Grand Prix start at the Spanish GP. Below are some of the highlights and facts... Jerez marks 200th GP start for Jorge Lorenzo

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Jorge Lorenzo is scheduled to make his 200th career Grand Prix start at the Spanish GP. Below are some of the highlights and facts on his Grand Prix career to date:

  • Lorenzo set a new record at his very first 125 race – the Spanish Grand Prix in 2002: he became the youngest ever rider to compete in Grand Prix, just one day after his 15th birthday. He was not allowed to take part in the first day of qualifying because he had still not attained the minimum age of 15
  • Lorenzo is the 23rd rider to reach the milestone of 200 Grand Prix starts across all classes in the 65 – year history of Grand Prix racing
  • Lorenzo will celebrate his 27th birthday on race day and is scheduled to become the youngest rider to reach the milestone of 200 GP starts, taking the record from Andrea Dovizioso who made his 200th start in Aragon last year at the age of 27 years, 190 days
  • From his first 199 Grands Prix, Lorenzo has won on 52 occasions (a 26.1% win rate), been on the podium 113 times (56.8%) and finished in the top six on 138 occasions (69.3%). He has also started from pole for 55 (27.6%) of the his Grands Prix to date
  • During his Grand Prix career, Lorenzo has competed at 26 different circuits and has won at least once at 19 of them. The circuits on which he has competed but not won a Grand Prix in any of the three classes are: Aragon, Austin, Istanbul, Sachsenring, Suzuka, Welkom and recent addition Termas de Rio Hondo

Source: Dr Martin Raines / MotoGP